Cushing’s Syndrome due to Ectopic ACTH from Bronchial Carcinoid: A Case Report and Review

Case Reports in Endocrinology. 2012;2012 DOI 10.1155/2012/215038

 

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Journal Title: Case Reports in Endocrinology

ISSN: 2090-6501 (Print); 2090-651X (Online)

Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation

LCC Subject Category: Medicine: Internal medicine: Specialties of internal medicine: Diseases of the endocrine glands. Clinical endocrinology

Country of publisher: Egypt

Language of fulltext: English

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AUTHORS

Manohara Kenchaiah (Department of Endocrinology, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust, Surrey SM5 1AA, UK)
Steve Hyer (Department of Endocrinology, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust, Surrey SM5 1AA, UK)

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Time From Submission to Publication: 13 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

Despite advances in analytic and imaging techniques, the syndrome of ectopic adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) secretion from a tumour resulting in Cushing’s syndrome continues to pose difficult diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. Dynamic testing may be equivocal and radiology indeterminate. We report a patient presenting with Cushing’s syndrome associated with ectopic ACTH secretion from a bronchial carcinoid whose management presented diagnostic and therapeutic challenges.